Australia's Best Meat Pie Is Found In Country Victoria
One of the best things to do on an Aussie road trip is to taste the local cuisine, and we all know that means MEAT PIES! My theory is that the smaller the town, the better the meat pie, which is why it's no surprise that Australia's greatest pie can be found in the little old town of Kyneton, hidden away in the Victorian Macedon Ranges.
A Crust Above The Rest
The Baking Association of Australia has just held its 2019 pie and pastie competition and the crown of Australia’s Best Pie went to Country Cob Bakery for their caramelised pork and pepper pie.
Before you choke on your pastry and cry, that's not very Australian, know that this was developed by brothers Ryan and Chan Khun, co-owners of the bakery, as a nod to their Cambodian heritage.
“Actually this is one of our Cambodian favourites food back home, and we could see that not many bakeries in Australia doing pork pie,” Ryan told SBS.
“We thought this is going to be something interesting and very challenging to make it into a pie filling from our Cambodian food but with Australian taste. So, we slightly adjusted the recipe and ingredients over the last 3 months to make it more delicious and so everyone will enjoy it,” he says.
Best Australian pastie again went to Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies, also in the small Victorian town of Kernot. Their roasted vegetable pastie also took out the best gluten-free pastie category and best gluten free pie for their Thai red curry pie.
Australia's Best Pies and Pasties
If you want to try all of the winners, why not make these pit stops part of your next road trip itinerary. Hello bucket list!
Plain Mince Beef Pie: Oven Crisp Bakery – plain beef mince
Plain Chunky Beef Pie: Whittlesea Bakehouse – plain chunky beef
Beef Flavoured Pie: Edison Bakehouse - steak & pepper
Vegetarian Pie: Gusto Bakery - curried pumpkin, fetta & spinach
Seafood Pie: Country Cob Bakery - curry scallop
Poultry Pie: Four Seasons Patisserie Bakery - satay chicken
Gourmet Pie: Country Cob Bakery - caramelised pork & pepper
Gluten Free Pie: Jo Jo's Gluten Free - Thai red curry
Apprentice Plain Mince Beef Pie: Orange Spot – plain beef pie by Jamie Clavell
Traditional Pastie: Orange Spot - pastie
Gourmet Pastie: Orange Spot - three peppered pastie
Vegetarian Pastie: Finley Bakery & Patisserie – vegetarian pastie
Gluten Free Pastie: Jo Jo's Gluten Free - roasted vegetable pastie
Apprentice Traditional Pastie: Orange Spot – traditional pastie by Jamie Clavell
And if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can check out all of the medal winners here.
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